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Today's News

  • Meeting reveals new extension building still needs work

    Construction of the new county extension office is still not complete approximately two years after groundbreaking. Plans are now in the works to install dividers into the large meeting room to create smaller, individual meeting spaces for separate groups.
    A divided meeting room was in the original construction plans, but the ceiling was supposed to be able to support suspended walls that would separate the room. When the building was constructed, however, that structural support did not exist. Now, construction is set to begin to remedy the situation.

  • Louisville is Secretariat; Haskins and Hall underrated?

    When year-end time comes to chronicle the Kentucky Story in Sports 2013, the suspense will be like Secretariat in the Belmont Stakes 40 years ago. June 9, 1973, Secretariat by 31 lengths.
    Story in Sports 2013 - University of Louisville athletics by 31 lengths.
    In the latest chapter of 2012-13, the baseball Cardinals (51-12) are off to Omaha, Neb., this week for the college World Series.

  • COLUMN: Without photographers, reporters will pick up the ‘weekly’ skill set

    A move by one of Chicago’s largest daily newspapers sent shock-waves through the journalism world recently — the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photography department.
    For those who are not as up-to-date on the field as those of us who are in it, photographers are a luxury that typically only larger newspapers can afford.
    I’ve worked for two newspapers who had their own employees who were strictly devoted to photography — my college paper, The Kentucky Kernel, and The State Journal in Frankfort, both of which are dailies.

  • Extension to launch Quilt Trail Project

    The Spencer County Extension Service will host a meeting Monday for anyone interested in a potential Spencer County Quilt Trail Project.
    Quilt trails involve a collection of barns or other area buildings that have large painted quilt squares on their sides. Communities come together to paint the squares and then have them displayed on buildings. Travelers often follow these trails to observe the rural quilt squares and visit the communities that created them.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 12

    ‘Raw food group’ to host first meeting
    The Spencer County Extension Office is giving community members a chance to meet like-minded people that want to be healthy through learning about raw food. The raw food group will begin Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can learn, share raw food meals and discuss a plant-based diet and health issues. Attendees aren’t required to be on a 100 percent raw diet. Most members are “transitioning” toward a healthier, more environmentally conscious diet and are getting lots of support along the way.

  • Order halts doctor from prescribing controlled substances

    State officials are cracking down on a local physician for the second time in 10 years after a months-long investigation uncovered questionable prescribing practices and inadequate medical documentation, especially when controlled substances were prescribed.

  • Law enforcement uncovers pot hot spot

    A Taylorsville man arrested Friday morning and charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana claims the marijuana growing inside his home on Frontier Avenue was part of an effort to help cancer patients, according to police reports.

  • Taylorsville woman surrenders in meth lab case

    A Taylorsville woman named on the lease for an apartment where police located an active methamphetamine lab on June 2 turned herself in on Friday afternoon.

  • Relay for Life this Friday

    Feelings of bittersweet excitement mixed with hope, some sadness and determination will be coursing through the veins of Spencer County Relay for Life participants this Friday and Saturday as they walk to raise cancer research funds and heighten awareness of the all-too-common disease.

  • Diversion voided after Barkham tests positive for marijuana

    A Spencer County woman who entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide in early 2012 violated two terms of the diversion program set to keep her out of jail.
    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide, a felony, and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with minor, a misdemeanor, in January 2012.
    Barkham was sentenced to five years, which was to be diverted for five years if certain conditions were met.